There is a common misconception that if a person sees well, their eyes must be healthy. In fact, many serious, sight-threatening eye diseases have no early warning symptoms. Your eyeDOCS optometrist has the skills to detect many of these eye conditions in their earliest stages.
An eye exam is more than just reading letters off an eye chart – it is a complete, comprehensive and detailed examination of your visual ability, vision, and eye health. Your comprehensive eye examination at any of our five clinics will include:
- A review of your health and vision history
- Visual acuity examination
- Ocular motility examination
- Refraction (test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia)
- Measurement of eye pressure
- Eye health examination
- Retinal imaging
Early intervention gives a person the best possible chance of maintaining good vision. A comprehensive eye examination not only reveals the health of your eyes, but can also be an indicator of your overall health.
Many general health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected through comprehensive eye examinations.
OHIP Coverage for Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Children aged 0-19: Annual Comprehensive eye examinations and follow-up examinations.
1 in 6 children has a vision problem that can impact their ability to learn and participate fully in school and on the playground. The earlier a vision problem is detected the better the chances of successful treatment.
Adults aged 20-64 years: Annual comprehensive eye examinations and follow-up examinations for people with:
Seniors ages 65 and above: Annual comprehensive eye examinations and follow-up examinations.
Many private health insurance plans cover bi-annual comprehensive eye examinations. Check with your health insurance provider for more details. eyeDOCS does not bill directly to insurance providers.